There is an official IKEA podcast that will read you the names of IKEA products until you fall asleep.
“Losing my religion” is an old phrase from the Southern USA meaning someone’s about to lose their temper or reach the end of their rope.
During one scene in JAWS 2 the teens’ fear and cries of shark were real, as they were being circled by a 15-foot shark. The production crew at a distance thought they were acting and just gave them a thumbs up.
In Halden prison in Norway, guards are encouraged to interact, play sports, and eat with the inmates. This is to prevent aggression and create a sense of family. Despite being a maximum security prison, every cell has a flatscreen TV, an en-suite shower and fluffy, white towels.
A beggar was caught outside a mosque in Kuwait telling worshipers that he badly needed cash and that he had no home. Since it is illegal, he was arrested and police discovered he had over 500,000 Kuwaiti Dinars in his bank account ($1,650,000).
Japan is making all of its medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics out of discarded electronics.
Warren Buffett, the fourth richest man in the world, eats at McDonald’s every single morning and only orders one of three things. It never costs him more than $3.17.
A team of economists at NYU found that getting off Facebook appears to improve people’s lives. Users who deactivated their accounts for a month seemed to enjoy themselves more as a result, showing decreases in depression and anxiety and improvements in happiness and life satisfaction.
In the civil war, the commander of the Union “lightning brigade” personally took out a loan to buy his soldiers advanced new repeating rifles because the government would not supply them. Using the firepower advantage afforded by the new rifles, his brigade proved extremely effective in combat.